Gare du Nord
Europe's busiest railroad station is a terminus for Eurostar, Thalys, and other trains to Northern France and Germany, Britain, and the Benelux countries.
The may the most important Parisian railroad station for English-speaking visitors, for two reasons:
The Gare du Nord is also the Paris station for Thalys, the network of high-speed trains that connect the city with Belgium, the Netherlands, and Cologne, Germany. (Thalys also runs ski trains to the French Alps during the winter season.)
Other rail services at the Gare du Nord include TGV and Grandes Lignes trains to Northern France and beyond, SNCF/Transilien commuter trains, and (in the new Gare Magenta next door) the RER "E" line to the northeastern suburbs of Paris.
In this article, we'll give details on the station and its services, public transportation from the Gare du Nord, and useful Web links. We'll also point you to our own related articles and show you an album of captioned photos from the Gare du Nord. To get started, click the link below:
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